NHS win award for film

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

An in­no­va­tive film which the po­lice use to train their of­fi­cers to gather more ev­i­dence on crimes of a sex­ual na­ture has won a Royal Tele­vi­sion So­ci­ety award.

The short an­i­mated film‘Trauma and the Brain’, cre­ated by NHS La­nark­shire’s End­ing Vi­o­lence and Abuse (EVA) Ser­vice, won the best in an­i­ma­tion and vis­ual ef­fects cat­e­gory.

The film ex­plains the phys­i­o­log­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal impact abuse or vi­o­lent as­sault can have on a per­son and how it can re­sult in them hav­ing dif­fi­culty re­call­ing in­for­ma­tion.

For those at­tempt­ing to gather ev­i­dence, this can present chal­lenges and in worse case sce­nar­ios can see vic­tims per­ceived as un­re­li­able.

How­ever the film ex­plains how to recog­nise trauma and help the vic­tim re­cover to a point where they are able to give po­lice more in­for­ma­tion.

Ann Hayne, NHS La­nark­shire gen­der-based vi­o­lence man­ager, said: “We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted to have won this award. It was clearly a pop­u­lar choice with one per­son de­scrib­ing it as the‘most im­por­tant piece of work on the night’.”

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